Welcome to the

Waverly Artists Group

Artists are always looking to master a new technique and to share dreams and creativity with other artists.
Therefore, we are bringing the best of the best for you to learn from, to share with and to have the time of your life!
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Upcoming workshops
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Alla Prima
Figure Painting
by David Shevlino

March. 7-10, 2015

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Collage Creations
by Eric McRay

March. 29, 2015

Join master collagist, Eric McRay for a rich learning experience. Come learn or expand your knowledge of collage/papier colle’ (French: pasted paper or paper cut outs). This collage workshop is open to the beginner, intermediate or advanced artist. In this workshop you will create your own unique collage artwork, utilizing painted papers, photographic reproductions, photos, scraps of fabric, and elements from magazines, paint, and more. Through collage techniques you will experience a truly unique way of approaching your art, whether creating representational or non-representational works.
 
Accepting a limited number of students.

 

To see more of McRay's work, visit his website at:

http://www.mcraystudios.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 1:00pm to 6:30pm (30 minute break for a snack)

Price: $100

Ages: 16 years and over.

Supply list sent after registration

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This class is about painting the figure alla prima (wet into wet) and the techniques used to create a fresh, direct response to our subjects.  After a demonstration, the class will work in monotone from the model for the first day, concentrating on value.  After that, the class will work in full color from the model, learning how to interpret and simplify by seeing the figure as a series of basic shapes described by color/ light and shadow.  By learning to simplify what we see, we become better able to paint our subjects with greater clarity and directness.  This class will be particularly helpful to students who wish to paint more loosely and to use their brushstrokes with economy.

Bio:
David Shevlino studied at the Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts (certificate ’84) and the University of Pennsylvania (BFA ’92).  His work has been featured in national publications and he has exhibited his paintings in solo and group exhibitions throughout the U.S.  He has also produced a series of videos and DVDs about his artwork and painting methods.

 

To see more of Shevlino's work, visit his website at:

http://davidshevlino.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $450

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Make Phenomenal Paintings from Photos
by Eric McRay

 

April 20, 2015

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Bending Reality - Color Theory, Schemes and Strategies!
by Patti Mollica

April 28-29, 2015

Do you have a color "strategy" before you start a painting, or do you simply hope the color will work out in the end? Have you ever wished you had more freedom with color?  Do you know how to mix the colors you are aiming for or is it a hit-or-miss process?

Color is one of the most important elements in the success ofyour painting.  Many painters feel bound by the colors they see, which can lead to predictable paintings that lack drama, no matter how well they are painted. It's important to learn how to harness the power of color and use it to communicate your artistic vision.

In this two day workshop, learn the "theory" behind mixing colors, learn how "less is more" in your palette for good color harmony, learn to work with the colors of your choice, and more.

Patti Mollica, author of "Color Theory, an Essential Guide to Color" will be teaching the strategy behind working with color schemes and pushing color choices to the next level. If you are ready to embark upon new level of color exploration, don't miss this workshop! Suitable for all levels, acrylic or oils.

 

To see more of Patti Mollica's work, visit his website at:

http://www.mollicastudio.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $250

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Come expand your knowledge of oil or acrylic painting with professional visual artist, Eric McRay.  Join us for a dynamic learning experience.  In this workshop you will learn how to create your own unique work of art that don't simply look like copies of photos, but real art.  Utilizing your own personal photographic reference learn to translate your favorite images into works of original art you can be proud to share with family and friends.  Eric will lead you to new ways to work with photographs and express your personal vision.

Accepting a limited number of students.

To see more of McRay's work, visit his website at:

http://www.mcraystudios.com/
 

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 10:00am to 4:00pm (1 hour break for lunch)

Price: $120

Ages: 16 years and over.

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Landscape Painting:
Beyond the Photograph
by Peter Fiore

 

May 31 - June 2, 2015

Modern
Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

October 3 - 6, 2015

 

The study and interpretation of light is the foundation of all representational painting; time of day, weather, color and texture, among others will be explored in this workshop. You will learn how to control light, key your paintings and create good value structures so that you can achieve the specific feeling or mood you are after to fill your paintings with light and energy. Working from your own photo reference, you will learn how to redesign the elements of the photo to create a more dynamic and compelling painting. Demonstrations, critiques and discussion of materials, techniques and common problems will be a part of this 3 day workshop. Class will be held indoors and students should bring 5-10 landscape photographs (5x7 or larger) to work from.

The essentials of painting; design, value structure, color and exquisite paint quality will be the focus of this workshop. The workshop is open to all skill levels and styles. The main focus is on oil painting, however all media are welcome.

 

PETER FIORE is an American landscape painter who is best known for painting light and his striking use of color. His landscape paintings are in many corporate and private collections. He has won a number of awards, including first place for landscape in the Art Renewal Center's Annual Salon as well as receiving a Grand Prize in the America China Oil Painters Artist League (ACOPAL) Open Competition. He has been featured in an assortment of publications including Fine Art Connoisseur as an "Artist to Watch" and has been named a "Living Master" by the Art Renewal Center.

 

To see more of Fiore's work, visit his website at:

http://www.peterfiore.com/index.html

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm

Price: $395

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Colley's students will be learning techniques to paint subjects such as Landscapes, Interiors, Seascapes and Urban Scenes. With Colley's easy going nature he will help guide you towards producing works that are bold, confident, and skilfully handled paintings filled with light.  Students will be covering topics such as edges, tonal values, composition, brushwork, color saturation and focal points. We will be experimenting with techniques that will allow us to infuse abstract brush treatment into a realistic image.

 

Colley will perform one of his ''Still Life'' demonstrations to show the importance of why we need to be well rehearsed in the basics which will then allow us to create individual works of art. Colley's workshops are conducted in an inspirational, interactive and positive environment. The workshop will be conducted in a step-by-step process. We will paint from 9 am - 4 pm daily.
Acrylic painters are welcome too!

 

Colley Whisson is an internationally recognized artist born and raised in the northern regions of Brisbane, Australia. He held his first Solo Exhibition at the age of 24, and he is happy to carry the tag as one of Australia's finest young Impressionist painters.

 

To see more of Colley's work, visit his website at:
www.colleywhisson.com

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio
Time: 9:00am to 4:00pm
Price: $515
Supply list sent after registration

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Abstract Painting
Bigger, Faster,
Fresher, Looser.
by David Kessler

October 24, 2015

Have you ever wondered how to loosen-up your painting style? Paint with more Freedom? Be more Spontaneous? Be more Expressive? If the answer to any of these questions is yes, then
this workshop is for you! I will teach you how to do each of these
realizing there should also be a firm foundation of structure for your paintings using line, shape, value, color and texture.


This workshop is not only about painting abstract compositions, but also about learning to loosen-up and paint more freely. All who attend will be able to apply the lessons learned to their own style of painting in their studios.

 

Students will participate in 4-5 short, timed painting sessions to learn to paint quickly utilizing skill, intuition and spontaneity. This workshop is non media specific. All who utilize watercolor, acrylic, pastel and oil arewelcome.

 

After thirty years of architectural practice David retired to paint and teach so that he can pass along to others what he has learned in nearly 25 years as a painter. David teaches abstract painting workshops where he encourages students across the southeastern United States to “Loosen-Up” their painting style. David’s bold, energetic and colorful works can be found in corporate and institutional collections in North Carolina and private collections in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Europe. He works out of
his studio in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.

 

To see more of Kessler's work, visit his website at:

http://davidmkessler.com/

 

Place: Waverly Artists Group Studio

Time: 10:00am to 5:00pm

Price: $110

Supply list sent after registration

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PAST WORKSHOPS

Still Life Oil Painting and Online Art Marketing.
By Qian Huang

Feb. 24-26, 2013

How to paint Fast, Loose and Bold!
By Patti Mollica

April 14-16, 2013

Modern Impressionism
In Oil
By Colley Whisson

​May 7 and 8, 2013

Loose Florals
in Watercolors
By Ken Hobson

 

September 16, 2013

 

Follow your HeART!
By Ann Etheridge

 

Feb. 25, 2014

 

Oil Painting with Maggie Siner

 

December 6-8, 2013

 

 

Red Hangers, 2009, 30 x 36 ins, oil on linen

FREE
Golden Acrylics Lecture/Demo
By Phil Garrett

 

March 6, 2014

 

Loosen Up!
By Patti Mollica

 

March 14-17, 2014

 

Modern
Impressionism in Oils
By Colley Whisson

​Sept. 18-21, 2014

POSTPONED

Shining Through

Studio Landscape Painting Workshop at the Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, Cary NC Studio Landscape Painting Workshop at the Waverly Artists Group Studio & Gallery, Cary NC
Studio Landscape Painting
By Donna Bland

 

April 28-29, 2014

 

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Color and Shape
by Maggie Siner

 

November 14-17, 2014

 

 

 

Table, Chair and Tray, 2013, 28 x 30, oil

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The Hidden Order and
The Language of Painting
by Maggie Siner

 

November 14, 2014

 

 

Blue Vase and Tomatoes, 20 x 25, oil on linen

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Still Life with
Qiang Huang

January 24-26, 2015

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Loose Florals
in Watercolors
by Ken Hobson

 

December  9, 2014

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Watercolor Batik
by Ryan Fox

February 1 and 15, 2015